Water Rate FAQs

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Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Why is the drought surcharge included?

  • Why is the meter charge increasing more than 9.5%? Why is the variable charge increasing less?

  • Why is the sewer charge based on water usage?

  • Do we have plans for new sources for water?

  • Where does our water come from?

  • How does the City decide which water lines to replace?

  • In regards to new development, do developers pay for infrastructure costs? Why does the City continue approving new housing, retail, and office developments?

  • How will sewer rates increase?

  • Will we have a program to help low income households?

  • What happens after 5 years with this rate increase?

  • Why doesn't this rate adjustment include recycled water rates?